Clinical Instructor- Blood Bank Laboratory

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 54343

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General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Director-MLS Program, Laboratory Team Leader, or Division Manager, performs a variety of technical and general duties at an advanced practitioner level. Teaches theory and clinical practice to medical laboratory science students. May function in one or more laboratory division, working independently with minimal supervision. Counsels, evaluates students as necessary. May perform charge duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Performs routine and/or specialized testing and procedures with supervision as appropriate.
2 Performs a variety of duties at progressively greater skill levels under varying degrees of supervision; records results. May operate a variety of laboratory instruments.
3 Performs quality control and instrument check procedures and maintains related records.
4 Oversees the work of MLS students and other personnel as assigned through training, allocating and monitoring work.
5 Performs surveys and does comparative analyses of work units; may participate in research activities and investigates new products, equipment, methodologies and introduces, demonstrates, and recommends as is appropriate.
6 May inoculate, cultivate, classify and identify microorganisms found in bodily fluids, exudates, skin scrapings, autopsy and surgical specimens in order to provide data on cause, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.
7 May group or type blood of donors and recipients. May determine compatibility of donor blood products with intended recipient.
8 May perform chemical and/or immunological test to identify and/or quantitate substances found in blood and other body fluids.
9 May perform counts, describe morphology of and perform specialized studies on blood and other body fluid cells. May perform coagulation testing.
10 Devises clinical check lists for MLS students rotating through their area of responsibility. Plans and follows clinical checklists for rotations through other WellSpan Laboratories in instructors area of expertise.
11 While working in the laboratory, when a student is present in his/her particular department, supervises clinical instruction while completing regular duties as listed above. May assign students to various staff when not in the lab during clinical rotation.
12 Works with Director to set up scheduling of clinical rotations, and follows through with students to assign them to appropriate areas dependent on student progress.
13 Observes and evaluates students performance in actual clinical situations, assists, guides and instructs as necessary.
14 Lectures and gives classroom demonstrations on subjects and illustrates using microscopes, test kits, AV and other equipment.
15 Teaches courses in own area(s) of specialization; lectures and conducts student laboratory sessions.
16 Prepares assignments and examinations to determine student progress and grades.
17 Meets individually with students on a quarterly basis, completing evaluations of didactic and clinical progress.
Clinical Instructor-Laboratory


Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree 

2 - 3 years Blood Bank laboratory experience


Required Experience


Experienced ASCP Certified generalist or specialist (e.g., MLS(ASCP), MT(ASCP), SH(ASCP), etc.)




Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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